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Discussion on: I killed software development, sorry :/

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Doug Elkin

The backend on most of the CRUD apps I've built is maybe 10-15% of the work, and has always been fairly rudimentary. Most goes into logic on the front-end (interactive UI, logic-based conditional fields and the like), and I have yet to see any low-code solutions that come close to addressing this. Even Salesforce (arguably the ultimate low-code solution for big businesses right now) had to come up with Lightning Web Components, which is basically a knock-off React and requires Salesforce-certifiedยฎ software developers to code in JavaScript.

I'm not saying what your team has built isn't cool (it certainly is), but overall I think technology like this has an opposite effect to what is described in this post. It allows people to do more because they're focusing less on the rudimentary pieces. Pitch it as that, and you'll get more developers pitching this to their bosses.

It's also worth mentioning that low-code should not equate to low-thought. The Salesforce ecosystem is rife with experienced consultants getting handsomely paid for untangling the unscalable cluster-funk that is whatever the executives assumed would be a good data model.

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Thomas Hansen Author

Great advice, and I'll take it - However, as to frontend - 1 second build time ... ;)

You can find the code at github.com/polterguy/sakila

Thx for the advice :)